Thursday, December 29, 2011

Santa Visit

Early in December we took the boys to see Santa. I love this tradition we have a picture every year with the boys and Santa. I love how excited they are about the holidays!

Noah, asked for star wars Legos.
Sawyer asked for a hot wheel track.
And Ryder asked for Cars toys! I hope they are good this year!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

While the cats away....

While I was in Utah Noah had a little accident on the trampoline.
He pretty much had his leg buckle on him and caused him to break his ankle at the growth plate. Luckily it was only a 2 on a 5 point scale so it won't be too bad of a recovery.

He has to have a cast for 4 weeks. The first few days Noah was lying around which is so not like him. That is what had me convinced that it was broken :( he is a trooper and has learned to get around just fine with one good leg.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Love Hate relationship with Christmas Break....

Well mostly hate with a teeny tiny bit of love.
I LOVE no schedules, hanging out in my PJ's until noon. That's where the love ends.

I hate the week before Christmas break part the most. I mean really I have almost let them open a present just so they will stop asking me every 2.5 seconds when it will be Christmas day. This week pretty much puts me right out of that Christmas spirit.

And then there is the sickness, kleenex, snot, headache oh and let's not forget the teething baby.

Each day I have big plans for fun but the above wear me out fast. So here is the last day I have to deal with the kids alone tomorrow starts Jeff's 4 day weekend! Wahoo!
The plan is to park it up even though there is pretty much a tornado outside. But the tornado inside is SO much worse.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Girls Weekend

My Christmas present came early this year in the form of a girls weekend. When I originally told Jeff of my plan I thought he would say yeah right but to my SHOCK he was like go for it! So the tickets were booked and I followed Jenn and Cailyn to Utah. We had an amazing time. It was so wonderful to not have to take care of anyone but myself. And sleep oh glorious sleep! I was in heaven!!

I haven't been to Utah in almost 7 years. It was so fun to go! I loved seeing the lights on Temple square!

We also found this AMAZING wood craft store. Seriously I was in heaven!! If you live in Utah you absolutely must go visit the wood connection in Midvale!!

It was so much fun I am so lucky that Jenn and Cailyn let me crash there mother daughter trip!

It was SO cold. Seriously I am such a whiney California girl!

One of the highlights was the festival of trees seriously a Christmas lovers dream come true! A great way to get into the spirit!

We also went to see White Christmas at BYU it was so great!
I am so ready for another girls trip it was so much fun! Thanks Jeff and my parents for making it happen!!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa's Little Helper

Rhys is nine months old as of December 1st.

Rhys was a GREAT sport while mom made him do a little photo shoot.

Some things about Rhys.....

-Has 2 teeth on the bottom. Working on a few more
-HATES baby food....LOVES people food. He has really loved to eat whatever we are eating this month. His favorites are waffles, cheeseburgers, turkey, noodles and cheese. If I let him eat something he can do himself he will let me feed him a jar of food.

-HATES when you leave a room and don't take him with you!

- SCREAMS when he doesn't get what he wants.....we are all a little over this one.

-LOVES to sit and play with toys

-SLEEPS through the night. He usually goes down around 7:30 or 8:00 and sleeps until about 6:00

We love you Rhys-y!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011


I did it! we put on our first Thanksgiving in our married life. I wanted to take some pressure off my mom who always does so much and I wanted to give her a little break so I offered to have Thanksgiving.

We invited Jody and Rich and Rob, Shannon and Kaitlyn. It was a little stressful but now that I know what to do I feel like next time I will have a much better handle on it.

I found some great recipes that were a huge hit!!

The gorgeous turkey!! It tasted amazing!!

The Kids table.

It was so much fun. I can't wait for next year!!


Halloween as always is so busy and fun. The boys are at such awesome ages they really get into everything and have so much fun. It has made the holidays so exciting!!

Ryder was a pirate, Noah a skeleton that I hand painted for 6+ hours!! Rhys a lion and Sawyer started out as a ghost and then ended up as batman.
We celebrated with our wards Trunk or Treat and then we went to my parents ward's Trunk or Treat and then trick or treating around our neighborhood. Talk about sugary OVERLOAD.......ugh I am so sick of candy!!


I'm back folks!!! Did you miss me? I have never been so far behind. Sheesh. So stressful. So here we go.....Michael man had his farwell the end of October. He gave an amazing talk and we had a great time partying it up at Cari and Sam's after. I can't believe how grown up he is Oklahoma is going to love him!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pumpkin City

The week before Halloween Jenn and I took the kids to Pumpkin City. It was so much fun for the kiddos. I had a blast taking some ADORABLE pumpkin pictures of Rhys. I love that we have pictures of each of our kids here when the were babies! I love a cute pumpkin picture!!!

Morgan Family October

Every October my family does a weekend camping trip. We kind of laugh because we see each other all the time but it is a great for the kiddos. It is a ton of work but worth it. We went to San Clemente it was a perfect weekend. We rarely ever stay and usually just go down for the day but this year we decided to stay both nights. The boys LOVED it. I will say it was one of our better camping experiences. Thanks to Jenn for the super comfy Aero bed.
Besides not getting any sleep because Rhys was cutting his first teeth. But other than that it was great! Missing Grandpa and Grandma who are on there mission in DC.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkin patch

The best thing about summer ending is it means FALL. I love fall.

We headed on our first pumpkin patch outing a few weeks ago. We can't wait to go back when they have more pumpkins!!

Crummy iPhone photos :( I left my memory card at home :(

Thanks Grandma Jody and Papa Rich for a wonderful day!!

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